Its not the angle that's the problem. Its the method people use. They push the head forward and backwards and that puts the abrasion or scratches in the blade edge in the wrong direction for a sharp edge. Couple that with people pushing too hard when they sharpen and the fact that the stainless versions are soft metal (the Carbon steel versions are far better) and you will understand why people get frustrated when trying to sharpen heads like the montecs.Stay Sharpe,
Not to hijack the thread but how do you recommend sharpening G5 Montecs? As I'm sure you are aware the angle is not conducive to getting them razor sharp. Thoughts?
Sharpening them side to side take a bit of practice but you need finer grits and less pressure (= more time to do a good job) and you will get them very sharp.